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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2007 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Jetta would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Golf (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 63 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Volkswagen Jetta (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Golf 2007 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Jetta
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.4 seconds 11.9 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 1347 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 5.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


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